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Chiang Mai Creative City Organise GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week) Event in Chiang Mai

October 23, 2012

Launched in 2008, the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) www?.unleashingideas.org/) has become the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.


During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors – introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

For second year in a row, the Chiang Mai Creative City (CMCC) initiative www.creativechiangmai.com will be organizing an event to join cities in over 125 countries. organized in support of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative. This will the second year that we will be organizing this event during the Global Entrepreneurship Week to join cities in over 125 countries.

The event will be on Saturday, 10th November 2012 (9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), at the Conference Center of the Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University (but the event is open to students and graduates from all universities). This is the first of several events on entrepreneurship planned. In Early 2013 CMCC will organize events such as a seminar with guest speakers from Silicon Valley (with the Thai US-Creative Partnership), a 3 day start-up event, and TEDx focusing on innovative entrepreneurship.

The event receives a funding by the Thai-US Creative Partnership , which cover a guest speaker from Austin’s start-up and entrepreneurship scene (Bijoy Goswami, see his profile http://www.ncentresummit.org/speakers.php ). Several companies have agreed to sponsor the event to cover other costs. The leads organizer is the Technology Development Center for Industry (TDCI) at Chiang Mai University, which also function as the Secretariat of CMCC. The organisation is also supported by the Knowledge Innovation Center (KIC) at CAMT, CMU, the Management Innovation Center (MIC) at the Faculty of Business Administration, CMU, the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, SIPA and other universities and organisations in Chiang Mai.

80-90 participants are expected – a mix of final year students, postgraduates as well as current and potential entrepreneurs. There will be some focus on IT/software but other technology entrepreneurs are also welcome.

The aims are to support: (1) entrepreneurs as individuals, (2) companies through the stages of development, (3) building of a start-up and supportive entrepreneurship scene in Chiang Mai.

More details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/123470511136974#!

http://gewchiangmai2012.eventbrite.com/

Contact: Email: cmcc@creativechiangmai.com Tel: 053-942-088-91 ext. 208 Mobile phone: (66)-8-1969-6919

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